Health Talk With Shonali Sabherwal
I am currently in an uphill battle with my weight issues :-( Just to give you a bit of a background, I have been very fit (to a point that some would call underweight) my whole life. However, a few years back when I shifted cities; a major change in lifestyle and a sedentary job resulted in me piling on the kilos. At first it didn't seem to bother me but when it started affecting my health, I realised that it was time to make some changes.
I had given up on dieticians and exercise fads, when I decided to educate myself on the subject. A trip to crosswords resulted in me purchasing nine books, one of which was The Beauty Diet. I don't remember exactly why I picked up the book as I wasn't aware of Shonali Sabherwal nor her superstar followers, but I am so glad that I did.
What I loved about, The Beauty Diet, was that apart from giving me a basic understanding of diet and nutrition; it gave me a starting point. The book features sample diet plans and recipes, which was great for someone like me, who does well with clear directions. I started cooking food as per the book and for the first time in two years, I saw my weight shift in the right direction.
Needless to say after the positive results, I reached out to Shonali Sabherwal, to further learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. I have picked her brains plenty of time and am so happy to share excerpts from an interview that I conducted with her for all my readers.
Here is what Macrobiotics Nutritionist, Author and Chef, Shonali Sabherwal has to say:
To begin with, can you tell me a bit about what Macrobiotics entails and how the approach is different from conventional diets.
With Starbucks popping up in every corner of the city and coffee becoming an integral part of our daily intake; what would you suggest as a substitute for those coffee breaks?
Most people tend to be disciplined during the week, but the weekend is a different story. What would you suggest as 'Monday Detox,' to recover from the weekend.
The most frequently asked question on my blog is "how do I get thick long hair?" Hence, I have to ask, what are few key foods that we should include in our diet to improve the health of our hair?
What are some of your key pointers for eating out for someone with a very active social life?
Carbs are bad for you. Myth or Fact?
If someone has a vegetable phobia (like me) and don't enjoy eating vegetarian dishes what are some ways they can start to incorporate vegetables in their diet?
Everyone I know is signed up at a gym and all instructors are recommending protein powder. There is a lot of conflicting information available on this subject online. What is your take on the same?
I found your book, The Beauty Diet really helpful and have just started reading The Love Diet. Are there any more books in the pipeline? If someone is interested in taking a cooking lesson or finding out more how can they get in touch with you?